Mack and Zoe Geiger starred at the Athletics Champs.
Mack and Zoe Geiger starred at the Athletics Champs. Contributed GLA301018GEIGERS

It will be a nervous wait for rising athlete this weekend

ATHLETICS: The brother and sister combination of Mack and Zoe Geiger had a sterling campaign at the Queensland School Track Championships in Brisbane.

Mack, 14, won a silver medal in the 14-years 200m hurdles final and his mother Gemma Geiger was proud as punch.

"Mack shaved a massive 1.32sec off his previous personal-best time for the 200m hurdles race over the week," she said.

"First in his heat he originally took .44sec off his PB in his heat on to qualify for the 14-years 200m hurdle final.

"Then he lined up for the final and shaved a further .88sec off his personal best."

Mack's other results are also glowing where he finished fifth in the 100m hurdles and bettered his previous PB by just over half-a-second and cleared the 10 hurdles in 15.39sec.

He finished 14th in the triple-jump and jumped 11.60m - a 50cm PB.

Mack now has an anxious wait to see if he has made the Queensland team that will compete in the 2018 Australian All Schools Track and Field Championships in Cairns on December 7-9.

The state team will be announced this Sunday.

Twelve-year-old Zoe exceeded all her expectations as a representative in the Capricornia track and field team.

She made the javelin finals and threw a distance that bettered her previous PB by 1.65m to finish sixth in the state.

"In her 80m hurdles, she shaved a whopping 1.06sec off her previous PB time," Gemma said.

"1.06sec over only 80m is huge and she was stoked by this to finish a close race in her heat in sixth position and 14th overall."


Mack Geiger

2nd: 14-years 200m hurdles

5th: 100m hurdles

14th: triple-jump

Zoe Geiger

6th: javelin